What kind of skin you have?
Oily and acne-prone skin types face unique challenges when it comes to moisturizing. Many formulas will overwhelm already oily skin or clog acne-prone pores. However, it is important not to skip this step. Hydration is essential, no matter your skin type, and moisturizers can provide many other benefits to your skin: nourishment, calm, antioxidant protection, and more. Discover our tips to help oily and acne-prone skin find the right routine.
HOW TO TREAT OILY SKIN
This type of skin has a lot of natural oils to keep it supple and conditioned. However, when lacking in water, dehydrated skin can make up for it by producing excess sebum. The result is often overly oily skin that still appears dull and dry. Oil-free products that focus on hydration and absorb quickly without creating any shine are what oily skin needs. We recommend:
Oil Free Moisture Cream
Featherweight mattifying moisturizer keeps skin nourished (and shine-free) with hyaluronic acid, retinyl palmitate, and vitamin E. Ultra-sheer, non-comedogenic formula hydrates acne-prone oily skin without clogging pores.
Ha Boost Serum
The hydrating and firming serum offers instant 24-hour hydration and 360° antioxidant protection against the visible signs of aging. Calms redness, smoothes, tones and weightlessly maximizes skin hydration.
Control oil without damaging the moisture barrier with a sulfate-free BHA facial cleanser like Refining Facial Cleanser.
Stay away from overly rich oil-based cosmetics and skin care products.
HOW TO TREAT ACNE PRONE SKIN
When normal-oily acne skin becomes dehydrated, it tends to become even more congested, oily, and inflamed, which often makes breakouts worse. This skin type has similar needs as oily skin without acne (light hydration that won't clog pores) and will benefit from the addition of acne-fighting BHA exfoliants and inflammation-fighting antioxidants. We recommend:
Green Tea Antioxidant Serum -
Antioxidant mattifying serum with hyaluronic acid and 5% green tea extract. Minimizes redness, soothes breakouts, and evens skin tone. Excellent as a makeup base for oily and acne-prone skin.
HOW TO TREAT DRY AND ACNE SKIN
Dry skin types can also be prone to breakouts. The combination can be tricky: many dry skin treatments can aggravate acne, and vice versa. These people need a balance of hydrating moisturizers with emollients and non-comedogenic lipids. We recommend:
Intensive night cream
Night moisturizer to rejuvenate and repair the skin overnight. Glycerin plumps skin with moisture, Shea Butter replenishes without clogging pores, Retinoid minimizes pore size, and antioxidants Lipochroman® and CoQ10 strengthen skin's defenses.
Gentle exfoliation with minimal-drying AHAs, such as glycolic acid, can help prevent dead skin from clogging pores and will allow moisturizing ingredients to better penetrate. Try our Dual Renewal Toner Pads .
Instead of a BHA cleanser, which can irritate overly dry skin, tackle breakouts with a BHA spot treatment (like our Acne Solution ) to target blemishes with pinpoint precision.
RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF DEHYDRATION
Make sure you know how to spot dehydration in oily and acne-prone skin. This condition can affect all skin types, and while it may sound counterintuitive, oily and acne-prone types can initially present as combination dry skin unless you know what to look for.